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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seat; Sitting
Seat; Sitting Two Hebrew nouns rendered “seat” in the RSV, môšāḇ and šeḇeṯ, are formed from the verb yāšaḇ (“sit, stay, dwell”). Môšāḇ can thus mean “seat” (e.g., 1 S. 20:18, 25), but it can also denote a “location” (cf. “seat” in Ezk. 8:3) or even an “assembly” (i.e., company of those
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seat, Seating
Seat, SeatingChairs date from ancient times throughout the Near Eastern world, consisting of seat, legs, and sometimes backrest and arms. For centuries they were used only by the affluent or powerful. Biblical terminology (Heb. môšāḇ, šeḇeṯ, kissēʾ; Gk. kathédra, prōtokathedrɩ́a, prōtoklisɩ́a)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Seat (Heb. môšāḇ, šeḇeṯ, kissē˒; Gk. kathédra, prōtokathedría, prōtoklisía).* References to seating in the Bible are almost all to such as a representation of honor and authority. Exceptions are the seductress’s “seat on the high places of the town” (Prov. 9:14) and the meetings in which
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SEAT. As furniture. See House. Other usages in the Bible are as follows:1. A throne, as usually rendered, but also any seat occupied by a king (Judg. 3:20) or other distinguished person, as the high priest (1 Sam. 1:9; 4:13, 18; Heb. kissē˒). In the NT we have Gk. bēma, of the “judgment seat” (Matt.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SEAT — a sitting place of great importance. The mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant was reserved only for the Lord (Ex. 25:22). A seat could also refer to a royal throne (Judg. 3:20; Esth. 3:1). In the New Testament, the word often refers to a judgment seat, sometimes Christ’s judgment seat in particular
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
SeatIn Scripture, imagery of the seat focuses on a special role or authority deserving of reverence, along the lines of God’s raising the poor to “a seat of honor” (the song of Hannah, 1 Sam 2:8 NRSV). This is epitomized by the single most prominent seat in the Bible—the mercy seat of the ark of the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SEAT<set>: This word is used to translate the Hebrew words ([מוֹשָׁב‎, moshabh], [שֶׁבֶת‎, shebheth], [כִּסֵּא‎, kicce’], and [תְּכוּנָה‎, tekhunah]), once (Job 23:3). It translates the Greek word ([καθέδρα, kathedra]) (Matthew 21:12; 23:2; Mark 11:15), and “chief seat” translates the compound
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
chair. This English term is seldom found in modern translations. The NIV uses it to render kisēʾ H4058 with reference to the priest Eli’s seat and to the stool or chair Elisha had in his little room in Shumen (1 Sam. 1:9; 4:13, 18; 2 Ki. 4:10). This Hebrew term, however, occurs over a hundred times,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
seat. In the OT, the Hebrew word kissēʾ H4058 often refers to any seat occupied by an important person, whether king, minister, or priest (Jdg. 3:20; 1 Sam. 1:9; 4:13, 18; 1 Ki. 2:19; Esth. 3:1). In NT times, special seats of importance were a part of the furniture of the synagogue. Jesus rebuked the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
SEAT, sēt: This word is used to translate the Heb words מוֹשָׁב‎, mōshābh, שֶׁבֶת‎, shebheth, כִּסֵּא‎, kiṣṣē, and תְּכוּנָה‎, tekhūnāh, once (Job 23:3). It translates the Gr word καθἐδρα, kathédra (Mt 21:12; 23:2; Mk 11:15), and “chief seat” translates the compound word πρωτοκαθεδρία, prōtokathedría
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SEAT [כִסֵּאkisseʾ, כַּפֹּרֶתkapporeth, מוֹשָׁבmoshav, שֶׁבֶתsheveth; βῆμα bēma, καθέδρα kathedra]. Several words in the OT and NT are translated as “seat.” These terms, in their context of usage, offer a range of nuances. In most uses, seat implies more than merely an object for physical repose;
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